Dr. Hersh Gilbert - Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences - Purdue University

Dr. Hersh Gilbert

Hersh Gilbert

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. - Geophysics, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2001
  • BA - Washington University in St. Louis, 1996

Research Interests
Subduction, mountain building, upper mantle structure, seismology, crustal deformation, continental growth, Sierra Nevada evolution

Professional Experience

  • 2006-Present  Purdue University, Assistant Professor
  • 2002-2006     University of Arizona, Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 2001-2002     University of Colorado at Boulder, Postdoctoral Research Associate

Selected Publications - Google Scholar Page for a complete list of publications

  • Levandowski, W., C. H. Jones, H. Reeg, A. Frassetto, H. Gilbert, G. Zandt, and T. J. Owens, Seismological estimates of means of isostatic support of the Sierra Nevada, Geosphere, in press, 10.1130/GES00905.1, (2013).
  • Richardson, T., K. D. Ridgway, H. Gilbert, R. Martino, E. Enkelmann, M. Anderson, and P. Alvarado, Neogene and Quaternary tectonics of the Eastern Sierras Pampeanas, Argentina: Active intraplate deformation inboard of flat-slab subduction, Tectonics, 32, doi:10.1002/tect.20054, (2013).
  • Gilbert H., Y. Yang, D.W. Forsyth, C.H. Jones, T.J. Owens, G. Zandt, and J.C. Stachnik, Imaging lithospheric foundering in the structure of the Sierra Nevada, Geosphere, 8, doi:10.1130/GES00790.1, (2012).
  • Porter, R., H. Gilbert, G. Zandt, S. Beck, L. Warren, J. Calkins, P. Alvarado, and M. Anderson, Shear wave velocities in the Pampean flat-slab region from Rayleigh wave tomography: Implications for slab and upper mantle hydration, J. Geophys. Res., 117, doi:10.1029/2012JB009350, (2012).
  • Tape, C., A. Plesch, J. H. Shaw, H. Gilbert, Estimating a Continuous Moho Surface for the California Unified Velocity Model, Seismo. Res. Lett., 83, doi: 10.1785/0220110118, (2012).
  • Perarnau, M., H. Gilbert, P. Alvarado, R. Martino, M. Anderson, Crustal structure of the Eastern Sierras Pampeanas of Argentina using high frequency local receiver functions, Tectonophysics, 580, 208-217, (2012).
  • Gilbert, H., Crustal structure and signatures of recent tectonism as influenced by ancient terranes in the western United States, Geosphere, 8, doi:10.1130/GES00720.1, 2012.
  • Richardson, T., H. Gilbert, M. Anderson, K. D. Ridgway, Seismicity within the actively deforming Eastern Sierras Pampeanas, Argentina, Geophys. Jour. Int., 188, 408-420, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05283.x, (2012).
  • Frassetto, A. M., G. Zandt, H. Gilbert, T. J. Owens, C. H. Jones, Lithospheric structure of the Sierra Nevada from receiver functions and implications for lithospheric foundering, Geosphere, doi: 10.1130/GES00570.1, (2011).
  • Brennan, P. R. K., H. Gilbert, K. D. Ridgway, Crustal structure across the central Alaska Range: Anatomy of a Mesozoic collisional zone, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., doi:10.1029/2011GC003519, (2011).
  • Gans, C. R., S. L. Beck, G. Zandt, H. Gilbert, P. Alvarado, M. Anderson, and L. Linkimer, Continental and oceanic crustal structure of the Pampean flat slab region, western Argentina, using receiver function analysis: New high-resolution results, Geophys, Jour. Int., doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05023.x, (2011).
  • Ozacar, A. A., G. Zandt, H. Gilbert, S. L. Beck, Seismic images of crustal variations beneath the East Anatolian Plateau (Turkey) from teleseismic receiver functions, Sosson, M., N. Kaymakci, R. A. Stephenson, F. Bergerat, and V. Starostenko, eds., Sedimentary basin tectonics from the Black Sea and Caucasus to the Arabian Platform, Geological Society Special Publications, 340, 485-496, (2010).
  • Frassetto, A. M., G. Zandt, H. Gilbert, T. J. Owens, C. H. Jones, Improved Imaging with Phase-Weighted Common-Conversion-Point Stacks of Receiver Functions, Geophys. Jour. Int., 182, 368-374, (2010).
  • Alvarado, P., M. Pardo, H. Gilbert, S. Miranda, M. Anderson, M. Saez, S. Beck, Flat-slab subduction and crustal models for the seismically active Sierras Pampeanas region of Argentina, in Kay, S. M., V, A. Ramos, and W. R. Dickenson, eds., Backbone of the Americas: Shallow Subduction, Plateau Uplift, and Ridge and Terrane Collision, Geological Society of America Memoir, (2009).

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